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Samsung Galaxy S23 to bring upgraded front camera, but not too much!

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Samsung is working hard on the next generation foldable smartphone after launching the Galaxy S22 series, earlier this year. We’ve already heard about major Camera upgrades for the Galaxy S23 Ultra, while, it looks like Samsung is improving the standard variants’ front camera resolution as well.

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According to a GalaxyClub report, Samsung is assuming to debut the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus smartphones with a 12MP front camera, up from the traditional 10MP resolution. It’s worth mentioning that the company is bringing the same res. camera since the Galaxy S10 launched in 2019.

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While the Galaxy S23 Ultra is likely to feature a 200MP rear camera sensor, the front camera resolution may remain the same as the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s 40MP. Meanwhile, we don’t have much info about the optical image stabilization and punch hole/UDC functionality of the front camera of the upcoming lineup.

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As per the previous reports, the Galaxy S23 flagship series will launch sometime in early next year. Before this, the company is going to introduce the next generation foldable including the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4, possibly on August 10, 2022.

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Sorry Sony, Apple iPhone set to use 48MP Samsung camera

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After OLED, Samsung is entering Apple’s CIS supply chain. Ming-Chi Kuo today revealed that Samsung could start shipping 48MP camera for Apple iPhone models as early as 2026. It’s a big blow to Apple’s conventional image supplier, Sony.

For years, Sony has dominated Apple’s iPhone camera supply chain. The entry of Samsung in the Apple iPhone 48MP camera supply is certain in early 2026. The source mentioned that Samsung had to form a dedicated team to serve Apple.

As Samsung’s supply could start in 2026, the iPhone 16 and iPhone 17 may still use Sony sensors. As the Korean tech giant preps for supply, Apple may have considered completing its agreement/contract with Sony for the iPhone camera.

Ming-Chi Kuo’s article reads:

  • Samsung is expected to begin shipping 1/2.6-inch 48MP ultra-wide CMOS image sensors (CIS) to Apple for iPhones as early as 2026, breaking Sony’s years-long monopoly on supplying CIS to Apple. To this end, Samsung has established a dedicated team to serve Apple.

The gap of nearly two years would result in some changes in camera supply. The iPhone maker may also opt for a multi-vendor strategy to freeze prices. Having more than a single supply chain partner empowers the manufacturer during price negotiation.

Kuo notes that Samsung will supply a 1/2.6-inch image sensor for iPhone. The product will have a 48-megapixel resolution. It will likely be used as an ultra-wide camera in future iPhones, while others will still be from Sony.

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Honor Magic V3 is here to rival Galaxy Z Fold 6 with thinner design, nice specs

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Honor Magic V3

Samsung announced its most anticipated foldable phones on July 10 in Paris. Yesterday, Honor launched the new Magic V3, which challenges the Galaxy Z Fold 6 with a thinner design and some cool specs. The new Honor foldable is considerably thin compared to the phones available.

Honor’s new Magic V3 measures 9.2mm (camera bump not included) in its folded state. It goes further slimmer to 4.35mm when you unfold its 7.92-inch main screen. Oops, there’s a clearly visible hole for the camera on the inner display, with Galaxy Z Fold 6 featuring UDC for years.

The Chinese vendor managed to make its new foldable slimmer with an upgraded hinge of 2.84mm thickness. It won’t break before 500,000 folds while the frame is made from 7-series aluminum alloy. It’s the most highlighting spec that makes it superior to its Samsung counterpart.

Samsung reduced the weight of the Z Fold 6 to 239 grams but the Magic V3 weighs just 226 grams. Honor also brought IPX8 water resistance to the Magic V3, making it the first in the lineup to feature official protection against water insertion.

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Galaxy Z Fold 6 packs a 4400mAh battery, but Honor’s Magic V3 has an edge here too. It boasts a 5150mAh silicon-carbon battery with 66W wired and 50W wireless charging. Both devices use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, offering robust performance and efficiency.

Honor Magic V3 comes with a 6.43-inch LTPO cover screen with FHD+ resolution. It’s also rated for 2,500 nits peak brightness and supports stylus input. Notably, the Galaxy Z Fold 6 also supports S Pen input but on the inner panel only with a special pen crafted by Samsung.

In terms of optics, the Magic V3 features a 50MP primary with OIS, a 50MP Periscope with 3.5x optical zoom, and a 40MP ultrawide camera. The cover and main screens also house 20MP front-facing cameras. It lacks under-display camera technology which arrived 3rd time on a Samsung Fold.

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Samsung launches Galaxy Z Flip 6 Olympic Edition for Athletes at Paris 2024

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Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip 6 Olympic Edition, a bespoke smartphone designed exclusively for athletes competing in the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It will be provided to around 17,000 athletes participating in Paris 2024.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 special edition smartphone introduces Galaxy AI in an Olympic Edition to enhance athletes’ efficiency and connectivity throughout their Paris journey.

This smartphone features a striking yellow design adorned with iconic Olympic rings and Paralympic agitos in gold. By collaborating with Parasina Men’s luxury Maison Berluti, Samsung has designed a unique Flipsuit Case made from Venezia leather, inspired by the Olympic rings.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 olympic Edition

Each device comes with 100GB 5G eSIM data and two years of international warranty. Athletes will receive their Galaxy Z Flip 6 Olympic Edition from July 18 with pre-loaded Paris 2024-themed apps and exclusive services

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 

Samsung just launched Galaxy Z Flip 6 with a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Processor, 50MP main camera, 4000mAh battery, latest software, IP48, and more. Check full specs below.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 launches with bigger battery, 50MP camera and AI

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